Tomi Rae Brown, widow of soul singer James Brown, has denied press reports that her husband was a former patient of Conrad Murray. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sawfnews.com, Ms Brown dismissed tabloid speculation that her husband had used Murray as a ‘Dr Feelgood’ and recommended him to Michael before he passed away.
Asked about the rumors, Ms Brown said, “Not true. Not true at all. That was not my husband’s doctor and it had never been his doctor. James Brown had his own set of doctors that were based in Atlanta, Georgia. This gentleman lived in Las Vegas. So no, that was never his doctor.”
She continued, “Michael Jackson was a close friend of the family. We would talk to him two or three times, maybe four times a year. Michael was such a good person. James had great respect for him. He loved Michael and Michael loved him. Michael talked to him like a father and he talked to Michael like a son.”
“I was supposed to go to Michael’s funeral but once I saw the gold casket and Reverend Sharpton it just brought back so many memories of my husband’s funeral that I couldn’t take it. It was too much, too many similarities. I decided not to go to the funeral and to remember Michael in my own way.”